Georgia Ornithological Society
2014 Checklist of Georgia Birds

DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS
____ Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis
____ Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna bicolor
____ Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons
____ Snow Goose, Chen caerulescens
____ Ross's Goose, Chen rossii
____ Brant, Branta bernicla
____ Cackling Goose, Branta hutchinsii
____ Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
____ Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus
____ Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
____ Gadwall, Anas strepera
____ Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope
____ American Wigeon, Anas americana
____ American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
____ Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
____ Mottled Duck, Anas fulvigula
____ Blue-winged Teal, Anas discors
____ Cinnamon Teal, Anas cyanoptera
____ Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
____ Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
____ Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
____ Canvasback, Aythya valisineria
____ Redhead, Aythya americana
____ Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris
____ Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
____ Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
____ King Eider, Somateria spectabilis
____ Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
____ Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus
____ Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
____ White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
____ Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
____ Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
____ Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
____ Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
____ Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
____ Common Merganser, Mergus merganser
____ Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
____ Masked Duck, Nomonyx dominicus
____ Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
CHACHALACAS
____ Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
NEW WORLD QUAIL
____ Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus
GROUSE, TURKEYS
____ Ruffed Grouse, Bonasa umbellus
____ Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
LOONS
____ Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
____ Pacific Loon, Gavia pacifica
____ Common Loon, Gavia immer
____ Yellow-billed Loon, Gavia adamsii
GREBES
____ Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
____ Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
____ Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
____ Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis
____ Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis
PETRELS, SHEARWATERS
____ Black-capped Petrel, Pterodroma hasitata
____ Cory's Shearwater, Calonectris diomedea
____ Great Shearwater, Puffinus gravis
____ Sooty Shearwater, Puffinus griseus
____ Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus
____ Audubon's Shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri
STORM-PETRELS
____ Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Oceanites oceanicus
____ Leach's Storm-Petrel, Oceanodroma leucorhoa
____ Band-rumped Storm-Petrel, Oceanodroma castro
TROPICBIRDS
____ White-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon lepturus
____ Red-billed Tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus
STORKS
____ Wood Stork, Mycteria americana
FRIGATEBIRDS
____ Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
BOOBIES, GANNETS
____ Masked Booby, Sula dactylatra
____ Brown Booby, Sula leucogaster
____ Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
CORMORANTS 
____ Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
____ Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
DARTERS
____ Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga
PELICANS
____ American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
____ Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
BITTERNS, HERONS
____ American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
____ Least Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis
____ Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
____ Great Egret, Ardea alba
____ Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
____ Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea
____ Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor
____ Reddish Egret, Egretta rufescens
____ Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
____ Green Heron, Butorides virescens
____ Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
____ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea
IBISES, SPOONBILLS
____ White Ibis, Eudocimus albus
____ Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
____ White-faced Ibis , Plegadis chihi
____ Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja
NEW WORLD VULTURES
____ Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus
____ Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
OSPREY
____ Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
HAWKS, KITES, EAGLES
____ Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus
____ Mississippi Kite, Ictinia mississippiensis
____ Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
____ Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
____ Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
____ Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
____ Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis
____ Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
____ Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus
____ Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus
____ Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
____ Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
____ Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
RAILS, GALLINULES, COOTS
____ Yellow Rail, Coturnicops noveboracensis
____ Black Rail, Laterallus jamaicensis
____ Clapper Rail, Rallus crepitans
____ King Rail, Rallus elegans
____ Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola
____ Sora, Porzana carolina
____ Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinicus
____ Common Gallinule, Gallinula galeata
____ American Coot, Fulica americana
LIMPKIN
____ Limpkin, Aramus guarauna
CRANES
____ Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
____ Whooping Crane, Grus americana
STILTS, AVOCETS
____ Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus
____ American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana
OYSTERCATCHERS
____ American Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus
PLOVERS
____ Northern Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus
____ Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
____ American Golden-Plover, Pluvialis dominica
____ Snowy Plover, Charadrius nivosus
____ Wilson's Plover, Charadrius wilsonia
____ Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
____ Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus
____ Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES
____ Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularius
____ Solitary Sandpiper, Tringa solitaria
____ Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
____ Willet, Tringa semipalmata
____ Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes
____ Upland Sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda
____ Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus
____ Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus
____ Hudsonian Godwit, Limosa haemastica
____ Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa
____ Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres
____ Red Knot, Calidris canutus
____ Ruff, Calidris pugnax
____ Stilt Sandpiper, Calidris himantopus
____ Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea
____ Sanderling, Calidris alba
____ Dunlin, Calidris alpina
____ Purple Sandpiper, Calidris maritima
____ Baird's Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii
____ Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla
____ White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis
____ Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Calidris subruficollis
____ Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris melanotos
____ Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla
____ Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri
____ Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus
____ Long-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus
____ Wilson's Snipe, Gallinago delicata
____ American Woodcock, Scolopax minor
____ Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor
____ Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus
____ Red Phalarope, Phalaropus fulicarius
SKUAS
____ South Polar Skua, Stercorarius maccormicki
____ Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus
____ Parasitic Jaeger, Stercorarius parasiticus
____ Long-tailed Jaeger, Stercorarius longicaudus
AUKS
____ Dovekie, Alle alle
____ Razorbill, Alca torda
GULLS, TERNS, SKIMMERS
____ Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
____ Ivory Gull, Pagophila eburnea
____ Sabine's Gull, Xema sabini
____ Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia
____ Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
____ Little Gull, Hydrocoloeus minutus
____ Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
____ Franklin's Gull, Leucophaeus pipixcan
____ Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
____ California Gull, Larus californicus
____ Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
____ Thayer's Gull, Larus thayeri
____ Iceland Gull, Larus glaucoides
____ Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus
____ Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus
____ Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
____ Brown Noddy, Anous stolidus
____ Sooty Tern, Onychoprion fuscatus
____ Bridled Tern, Onychoprion anaethetus
____ Least Tern, Sternula antillarum
____ Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica
____ Caspian Tern, Hydroprogne caspia
____ Black Tern, Chlidonias niger
____ Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
____ Arctic Tern, Sterna paradisaea
____ Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri
____ Royal Tern, Thalasseus maxima
____ Sandwich Tern, Thalasseus sandvicensis
____ Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger
PIGEONS, DOVES
____ Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
____ Eurasian Collared-Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
____ Inca Dove, Columbina inca
____ Common Ground-Dove, Columbina passerina
____ White-winged Dove, Zenaida asiatica
____ Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
CUCKOOS, ANIS
____ Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
____ Black-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus
____ Smooth-billed Ani, Crotophaga ani
BARN OWLS
____ Barn Owl, Tyto alba
TYPICAL OWLS
____ Eastern Screech-Owl, Megascops asio
____ Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
____ Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiacus
____ Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia
____ Barred Owl, Strix varia
____ Long-eared Owl, Asio otus
____ Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
____ Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus
NIGHTJARS
____ Common Nighthawk, Chordeiles minor
____ Chuck-will's-widow, Antrostomus carolinensis
____ Eastern Whip-poor-will, Antrostomus vociferus
SWIFTS
____ Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
HUMMINGBIRDS
____ Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii
____ Magnificent Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens
____ Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris
____ Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri
____ Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna
____ Calliope Hummingbird, Selasphorus calliope
____ Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Selasphorus platycercus
____ Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus
____ Allen's Hummingbird, Selasphorus sasin
____ Broad-billed Hummingbird, Cynanthus latirostris
____ Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatanensis
KINGFISHERS
____ Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon
WOODPECKERS
____ Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus
____ Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
____ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
____ Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
____ Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
____ Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Picoides borealis
____ Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
____ Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus
____ Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Campephilus principalis
FALCONS
____ American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
____ Merlin, Falco columbarius
____ Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
____ Olive-sided Flycatcher, Contopus cooperi
____ Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens
____ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Empidonax flaviventris
____ Acadian Flycatcher, Empidonax virescens
____ Alder Flycatcher, Empidonax alnorum
____ Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii
____ Least Flycatcher, Empidonax minimus
____ Dusky Flycatcher, Empidonax oberholseri
____ Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
____ Say's Phoebe, Sayornis saya
____ Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus
____ Ash-throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens
____ Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus
____ Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus
____ Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis
____ Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
____ Gray Kingbird, Tyrannus dominicensis
____ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus
SHRIKES
____ Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus
VIREOS
____ White-eyed Vireo, Vireo griseus
____ Bell's Vireo, Vireo bellii
____ Yellow-throated Vireo, Vireo flavifrons
____ Blue-headed Vireo, Vireo solitarius
____ Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus
____ Philadelphia Vireo, Vireo philadelphicus
____ Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus
CROWS, JAYS
____ Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
____ Florida Scrub-Jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens
____ American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
____ Fish Crow, Corvus ossifragus
____ Common Raven, Corvus corax
LARKS
____ Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
MARTINS, SWALLOWS
____ Purple Martin, Progne subis
____ Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor
____ Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis
____ Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia
____ Cliff Swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
____ Cave Swallow, Petrochelidon fulva
____ Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
CHICKADEES, TITMICE
____ Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis
____ Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
NUTHATCHES
____ Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
____ White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
____ Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sitta pusilla
CREEPERS
____ Brown Creeper, Certhia americana
WRENS
____ House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
____ Winter Wren, Troglodytes hiemalis
____ Sedge Wren, Cistothorus platensis
____ Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris
____ Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus
____ Bewick's Wren, Thryomanes bewickii
GNATCATCHERS
____ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea
KINGLETS
____ Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa
____ Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
THRUSHES
____ Northern Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe
____ Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis
____ Veery, Catharus fuscescens
____ Gray-cheeked Thrush, Catharus minimus
____ Bicknell's Thrush, Catharus bicknelli
____ Swainson's Thrush, Catharus ustulatus
____ Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
____ Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina
____ American Robin, Turdus migratorius
____ Varied Thrush, Ixoreus naevius
MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS
____ Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
____ Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
____ Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus
____ Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
STARLINGS
____ European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
PIPITS
____ American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
____ Sprague's Pipit, Anthus spragueii
WAXWINGS
____ Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
LONGSPURS, SNOW BUNTINGS
____ Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
____ Smith's Longspur, Calcarius pictus
____ McCown's Longspur, Rhynchophanes mccownii
____ Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
WOOD-WARBLERS
____ Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla
____ Worm-eating Warbler, Helmitheros vermivorum
____ Louisiana Waterthrush, Parkesia motacilla
____ Northern Waterthrush, Parkesia noveboracensis
____ Golden-winged Warbler, Vermivora chrysoptera
____ Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora cyanoptera
____ Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia
____ Prothonotary Warbler, Protonotaria citrea
____ Swainson's Warbler, Limnothlypis swainsonii
____ Tennessee Warbler, Oreothlypis peregrina
____ Orange-crowned Warbler, Oreothlypis celata
____ Nashville Warbler, Oreothlypis ruficapilla
____ Virginia's Warbler, Oreothlypis virginiae
____ Connecticut Warbler, Oporornis agilis
____ MacGillivray's Warbler, Geothlypis tolmiei
____ Mourning Warbler, Geothlypis philadelphia
____ Kentucky Warbler, Geothlypis formosa
____ Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
____ Hooded Warbler, Setophaga citrina
____ American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
____ Kirtland's Warbler, Setophaga kirtlandii
____ Cape May Warbler, Setophaga tigrina
____ Cerulean Warbler, Setophaga cerulea
____ Northern Parula, Setophaga americana
____ Magnolia Warbler, Setophaga magnolia
____ Bay-breasted Warbler, Setophaga castanea
____ Blackburnian Warbler, Setophaga fusca
____ Yellow Warbler, Setophaga petechia
____ Chestnut-sided Warbler, Setophaga pensylvanica
____ Blackpoll Warbler, Setophaga striata
____ Black-throated Blue Warbler, Setophaga caerulescens
____ Palm Warbler, Setophaga palmarum
____ Pine Warbler, Setophaga pinus
____ Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
____ Yellow-throated Warbler, Setophaga dominica
____ Prairie Warbler, Setophaga discolor
____ Black-throated Gray Warbler, Setophaga nigrescens
____ Townsend's Warbler, Setophaga townsendi
____ Black-throated Green Warbler, Setophaga virens
____ Canada Warbler, Cardellina canadensis
____ Wilson's Warbler, Cardellina pusilla
____ Red-faced Warbler, Cardellina rubrifrons
____ Yellow-breasted Chat, Icteria virens
EMBERIZIDS
____ Green-tailed Towhee, Pipilo chlorurus
____ Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus
____ Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
____ Bachman's Sparrow, Peucaea aestivalis
____ American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
____ Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
____ Clay-colored Sparrow, Spizella pallida
____ Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
____ Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus
____ Lark Sparrow, Chondestes grammacus
____ Lark Bunting, Calamospiza melanocorys
____ Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
____ Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum
____ Henslow's Sparrow, Ammodramus henslowii
____ Le Conte's Sparrow, Ammodramus leconteii
____ Nelson's Sparrow, Ammodramus nelsoni
____ Saltmarsh Sparrow, Ammodramus caudacutus
____ Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus
____ Fox Sparrow, Passerella iliaca
____ Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
____ Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii
____ Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
____ White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
____ Harris's Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula
____ White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys
____ Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
TANAGERS, CARDINALS, GROSBEAKS, etc.
____ Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra
____ Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
____ Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana
____ Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
____ Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
____ Black-headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus
____ Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea
____ Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea
____ Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris
____ Dickcissel, Spiza americana
BLACKBIRDS
____ Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus
____ Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
____ Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna
____ Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
____ Yellow-headed Blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
____ Rusty Blackbird, Euphagus carolinus
____ Brewer's Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus
____ Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
____ Boat-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus major
____ Shiny Cowbird, Molothrus bonariensis
____ Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
____ Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius
____ Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii
____ Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula
____ Scott's Oriole, Icterus parisorum
FINCHES
____ House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
____ Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
____ Red Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra
____ White-winged Crossbill, Loxia leucoptera
____ Common Redpoll, Acanthis flammea
____ Pine Siskin, Spinus pinus
____ American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis
____ Evening Grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertinus
OLD WORLD SPARROWS
____ House Sparrow, Passer domesticus